Jacob the liar DEFA film co-production GDR-Television ; directed by Frank Beyer.
Trapped in a ghetto with thousands of other Jews, facing starvation or deportation to the death camps, Jacob is detained one evening at Gestpo headquarters. Eavesdropping he overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. At first he is silent, but circumstances compel him to pass on the good news of hope. In order to be believed, he feigns access to a hidden, strictly forbidden radio. Quickly he becomes a one-man bulwark against despair, a reluctant hero, but a tragic figure still, a man ultimately powerless to see or change the fate of his people.
- Other Title
- Jakob der Lügner.
- Variant Title
- Jakob der Lügner
Jakob the liar
- [Northampton, MA] : Icestorm International, 1999
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